What is maternity discrimination and how to protect yourself

Whether you are eligible to receive Statutory Maternity Pay, Maternity Allowance, or the Maternity Grant during your pregnancy, the law will protect you against discrimination while you are pregnant and also for several weeks after the birth. The Equality Act 2010 deems unfavourable treatment and direct discrimination against certain characteristics to be unlawful. One of these things which it is illegal to discriminate against is pregnancy or maternity. Read this guide on how to recognize maternity discrimination and what you can do about it if this does happen to you.

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Am I paying too much National Insurance?

What is National Insurance and who has to pay it?

You can learn more about National Insurance in our guides here and here. Find out what it is and what it is for, and then read this guide to check if you are paying too much National Insurance. Learn what to do if you are paying the wrong amount of National Insurance to amend it.

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How to Calculate NI

Phone 0843 596 4157 if you need help to calculate how much National Insurance you should be paying for each tax year.

NI (National Insurance) is a type of financial contribution which most workers must pay if they are earning above a certain amount. Your NI contributions help you to qualify for state benefits, including the State Pension. This is why it is important to make sure that you are paying enough in National Insurance contributions. Read the guide below to find out how you can check if you are paying the right amount of NI.

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How to Claim Car Tax Back

Call the DVLA on 0843 178 3378 to claim road tax refunds on Vehicle Excise Duty.

You can get a refund for any full month of tax that you already paid for if you have to cancel the road tax for your vehicle. This could be due to a variety of reasons, but you need to notify the DVLA. They will cancel the vehicle tax automatically if you provide a valid reason for cancellation. Read this guide to find out how to claim car tax back and get the refund.

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